The federal government has really gone overboard. The housing mess was fundamentally caused because of government's influence in forcing banks to give loans to people who were bad risks. Liberals claimed a house was some kind of "right." Obama feels that way about phones too. And so taxpayers are paying millions just so others can have a phone.
Here's the video that says it all. This person is supporting Barack Obama. Why? Simple... because with Obama, you get "free" stuff. These people don't care where it comes from or who actually pays... because it's FREE.
As Fox News reports, the program is called Lifeline. The program has existed in some form or fashion since 1985, but since Obama became president, the program has exploded from "just" $772 million in 2008 to $1.6 billion now.
"It's a government-run, taxpayer-funded program that's running wild and costing more and more," reads Rep. Tim Griffin's (R-AR) official House of Representatives website.
Private carriers who contract with the government, including TracPhone and Sprint, have websites intended to publicize the program. Some attempt to dispel the program's connection to the president, such as freegovernmentcellphones.net, while others, including obamaphone.net, embrace it.
Here's a video put together by Griffin that talks more about the program:
The program should be cut out all together. But if there is a program, it should certainly be limited to landlines. It's just more government run amok.